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Ermina Murlin Mills
Birth: Feb. 20, 1895
Saugerties
Ulster County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1988
Boulder
Boulder County
Colorado, USA

Ermina Murlin Mills was a graduate of Cornell College in Iowa who was brought to DePauw in 1928 as an assistant to Professor Francis Tilden in the department of comparative literature. The daughter of Henry A. Mills, former dean of the DePauw School of Art, she had earned an M.A. at Boston University and taught seven years at her alma mater, Cornell College. She was a prodigious reader who combined a knowledge of history and sociology in her interpretation of modern literature. Professor Mills remained a member of the comparative literature department until 1940, when upon Tilden's retirement it was combined with the English department. Transferring there she taught general European as well as English and American literature for two more decades. After her retirement in 1960 she continued to teach part-time for a few years before moving to Colorado, where she still makes her home.


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Ermine Milles
[Ermina Milles]
Home in 1900: Ulster, Ulster, New York
Age: 5
Birth Date: Feb 1895
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Henry R
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Name: Ella F
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Residence : Ulster Township, Election Districts 2-3, Ulster, New York
Occupation: View on Image
Household Members: Name Age
Henry R Milles 49
Ella F Milles 41
Roy F Milles 19
Herbert R Milles 17
Ermine Milles 5


Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925

Name: Ermina Mills
Census Date: 1905
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Linn
Locality: Mount Vernon
Roll: IA_96
Line: 547
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Ermina Mills


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Elmina Mills
Age in 1910: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: H A
Father's Birth Place: Michigan
Mother's Name: Ella
Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
Home in 1910: Franklin, Linn, Iowa
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
H A Mills 60
Ella Mills 50
Elmina Mills 15
Jane A Mills 77


Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925

Name: Ermine Mills
Birth Year: abt 1895
Birth Place: New York
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Census Date: 1915
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Linn
Locality: Mount Vernon
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Roll: IA1915_306
Line: B429
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Ermine Mills 20


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Henry A Mells
[Henry A Mello]
Home in 1920: Franklin, Linn, Iowa
Age: 70
Estimated birth year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Ellen
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Henry A Mells 70
Ellen Mells 60
[Ermina may have been studying in Boston, Ma. when this census was taken. T.N.]


Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925

Name: Ermann M Mills
Birth Year: abt 1896
Birth Place: Kingston, New York
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Census Date: 1 Jan 1925
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Linn
Locality: Mount Vernon
Relation to Head: Daughter
Mother: Ella F Follass
[Ella F Mills]
Mother's Birthplace: Kent, Mich
Father: Henry Mills
Father's Birthplace: Hillslote, Michigan
Marriage Place: Follesbury, Mich
Roll: IA1925_1816
Line: 2
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Ella F Mills 65
Ermann M Mills 29
Geo R Profferson Tyron 32


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Ermina Mills
Home in 1930: Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana
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Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Parent's Name: Ellen
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Ellen Mills 70
Ermina Mills 33


1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Ermina M Mills
Respondent: Yes
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana
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Street: N Locust
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana
Residence in 1935: Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana
Sheet Number: 8A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 204
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Ermina M Mills 45
Alice E Buckmann 22


U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2

Name: Ermina Mills
Birth Date: 20 Feb
Address: 1050 Arapahoe Ave
City: Boulder
State: CO
Zip Code: 80302-6100


Social Security Death Index

Name: Ermina M. Mills
SSN: 303-34-6518
Last Residence: 80302 Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Born: 20 Feb 1895
Died: Dec 1988
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Ermina Murlin Mills
Arrival Date: 5 Sep 1923
Estimated birth year: 1895
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Southampton
Ship Name: Olympic
Search Ship Database: View the Olympic in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: New York
Line: 4
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_3365
Birth Location: New York
Birth Location Other: Saugerties
Page Number: 46


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Ermina M Mills
Arrival Date: 31 May 1927
Estimated birth year: 1895
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Southampton
Ship Name: Majestic
Search Ship Database: View the Majestic in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: New York
Line: 20
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_4065
Birth Location: New York
Birth Location Other: Saugerties
Page Number: 152


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Ermina Mills
Arrival Date: 2 Dec 1956
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: London, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Airline: British Overseas Airways Corporation
Line: 13
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_8813
Page Number: 73


Following is the WorldCat listing for Ermina's master's thesis which is held by Boston University:

Title: (The) nature background of American fiction.
Author(s): Mills, Ermina Murlin.
Year: 1920
Description: [10], 40 p.
Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University, 1920.
Language: English
Note(s): Includes bibliographical references.
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation (deg); Manuscript (mss)
Document Type: Book; Archival Material
Date of Entry: 19811024
Update: 20020716
Accession No: OCLC: 7874619
Database: WorldCat 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Albert Mills (1848 - 1921)
  Ellen Elizabeth Fallass Mills (1858 - 1937)
 
 Siblings:
  Roy Fallas Mills (1880 - 1935)*
  Herbert Raphael Mills (1882 - 1952)*
  Ermina Murlin Mills (1895 - 1988)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: An important friend of Ermina's was Thelma Lull Wilkinson.
 
Burial:
Body donated to medical science
 
Created by: Tom Nelson
Record added: Mar 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35386672
Ermina Murlin Mills
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